Service performed in India, but paid in the U.S. -- W-8 or W-9?

January 4, 2019

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Q. If I have a vendor that wants payment in U.S., but work is being done in Inida, what forms do I require for payment: W-9 or W-8? A. If the vendor is a U.S. vendor, it should provide a Form W-9, even if conducting services in India.  If making a reportable payment to a U.S. vendor, it is reportable regardless of where the vendor is located or services are peformed, as U.S. persons are subject to U.S. tax on worldwide income.  If the vendor is a non-U.S. vendor, it should provide the…

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